11 policemen martyred in terrorist attack on bus

Karachi: At least 11 cops embraced martyrdom and several others were injured in a suspect suicide attack on their bus on the National Highway in limits of Shah Latif police here on Thursday.

Police and rescue sources said a bus carrying policemen to duty at Bilawal House left the Razzaqabad police training centre when some suicide bomber hit it with a vehicle laden with explosives at about 7:30am.

As a result, at least 11 cops were martyred and more than 50 others injured. There were 55 cops inside the bus. The bodies and injured were shifted to the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC). Director JPMC Seemi Jamali said the condition of at least 10 injured was critical.

Police and rangers rushed to the site on incident and began probe. However, the police said it is premature to declare the blast as suicide attack.

Leaders of different political parties strongly condemned the terrorist attack and expressed sympathy with the bereaved families.

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